San Diego woman identifying herself as James Holmes's mother spoke briefly with ABC News this morning.
She had awoken unaware of the news of the shooting and had not been contacted by authorities. She immediately expressed concern that her son may have been involved.
"You have the right person," she said.
"I need to call the police," she added. "I need to fly out to Colorado."He's 24. He engaged in an apparently irrational mass murder against strangers using carefully thought out methods. His mother thinks he is "the right person." What do you think the chances are that he is mentally ill, and that this has been apparent for some time, but because we don't do anything about this.
Cafe Racer in Seattle. Now this. I keep trying to get someone to pay attention to this with a book like My Brother Ron and yet nothing happens. Are we just not sufficiently concerned as a society?
UPDATE: CBS News reports:
Holmes was a student at the University of Colorado's medical school but withdrew last month, according to the school.This fits the pattern: smart young man--something went terribly wrong. Likely, schizophrenic breakdown.